The Neely's BBQ Sauce from The Food Network is my go-to barbecue sauce. It is tangy, sweet, and has a bit of a kick. It's quite simple, and the flavors all blend together really nicely.
Now, what I absolutely love about this sauce is that you can put any meat in the slow cooker, dump the sauce ingredients on top, in a couple of hours you have a delicious barbecue meal. I've tried it with chicken, pork, and beef, and all turn out superb. I omit the white sugar (and sometimes even cut down the brown) and it still works. I will also omit the 1 cup of water if using in the slow cooker because the juices from the meat water it down enough for my taste. To make sure we get our veggies, I will usually toss in a diced onion, 3 carrots (cut in to chunks), and sometimes a couple of halved potatoes. So simple. So healthy. So delicious.
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Mix all ingredients in your slow cooker. Put meat in slow cooker. Cook for 5-7 hours.
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